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1992 BMW 325i 2.5L crash sensor VIN: WBACB4316N
Hey everyone, ill make this short and sweet. We have a bmw in with a flashing srs light. Trouble code show that one of the 2 crash sensors are closed. My question is i can't find a good way to check which sensor is acting up. The actual sensor is bridged insid...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L all elec. VIN: WBAGH83461
battery will go dead intermittently after 2 days of sitting.somtimes will not do this for weeks at a time.
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33431
Greetings Fellow Techs. I need some help with this Bimmer. It came in for a state reinspection. Failed OBD II, CEL on Code P0365 stored in memory. Alldata has almost no info on this code. I checked the help database and found 2 cases that were similar. Both h... Trouble codes: P0365 (camshaft position sensor bank b)
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start, NO CRANK VIN: WBADT43453
Car was towed in. Vehicle does not crank when you turn the key. We were able to jump the starter to get it inside, so it does run, but we noticed the transmission was in limp home mode, the selector indicator on the dash lights up but no current gear selected ... Trouble codes: 083 (ECU Internal Error 4 --TRANS COMPUTER), 141 (ATS Signal Telegram error or no telegram --INSTRUMENT)
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L door locks VIN: WDBKK47F7W
I replaced the PSE module in this car. Connectors were corroded, module failed. Now every time the key is turned on the horn honks one time. Iscan shows code for alarm horn missing or needs coded. Thanks in advance.
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF82JXY
Hello, This car came in with 2 problems, at times it would not crank, other times it would start perfect, run for about 5-10 min then stall, at that point it would crank like crazy ,no restart. A few minutes later would restart no problem (I ordered a crank se...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L pressure monitor VIN: WDBPJ75J42
Mercedes techs please help!! Tire pressure system cannot be set. Message says "system inoperative". When we first scanned system, it said no signal from lf sensor. We removed tire and sensor appeared ok, so we moved tire to left rear to see if the code would ...
1994 Porsche 911 RS America 3.6L Mechanical VIN: WPOAA2991S
Customer overfilled vehicle with oil. now, after correcting problem vehicle not only leaks oil, but burns it as well. can anyone tell me if a complete reseal of engine is required? or am i overlooking something. oil only seems to come out of exhaust until ve...
1995 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L ABS Light VIN: YS3CD65U4S
No information on extracting ABS codes on alldata or identafix. Is there a way to get flash codes on pre-obdII models without a saab scantool?
1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.8L Cruise Control VIN: WV3AH870XV
Cruise contol is inop. on a 97 VW Eurovan,Mitchell doesnt give wiring chart,where can I get a wiring diagram?and where is the cruise control module located.I checked vacum lines,brake lights,jumpered pump motor and it runs and pulls good vacum.No power at pump...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63B7X
Hi everyone reading this. We have a 99 volkswagon passat sedan V6 2.8 Dohc (AHA)that we did a timing belt, engine seals, rollers, and waterpump everything went smooth with service. Tech used the crankshaft pin to lock it in, and we used the camshaft bar to ali... Trouble codes: 1519 (Intake Camshaft control bank 1 malfuncation), 1522 (Intake camshaft control bank 2 malfuncation)
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L no start VIN: WVWMA63B9X
hi techs, thanks for your help first this car drove in with customer complaint no start intermittant, car will crank but will not fire up comfirmed no start condition and was performing diagnose and problem goes away and will not come back so far for whole day...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L abs module VIN: 3VWRC29M7X
Hello Fellow Techs, this car is killing me I had scan abs system before and had this 01276 code which most of the time is coused by a bad abs moudle. after replacing the moudle i still get the same code as soon as abs is ingage. at the first start up there is...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L abs VIN: WVWAH63BX1
Good day people. I have this VW that intermittendly the ABS and brake warning lights come on. In the drivers information center it said to STOP. Check for codes in ABS computer, code is P1848 Read ECU codes. Check for codes in ECU. P1649 CAN BUS powertrain mis...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L engine VIN: 3VWSP29M51
Hi vw tdi folks- we've got a problem with this 2001 jetta. car ran when it came in. we replaced the battery and it started fine. we replaced timing belt and car now does not start or try to start. attempted to retime injector pump many times, the best we can g...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L timing VIN: YV1TS94DXY
timing mark,is that for #1 cyl.or ?. dose someone have timing mark,I have alldata witch is not to clear on crank mark,and if that #1 cyl. at TDC, with crank line up #1 is not at top. can someone have timing belt line up,or no what TDC Thank you for your...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L ABS system VIN: YV1SW58D51
ABS warning light is almost always on with a 0070 code (pump supply voltage low). This car sits for long periods as the 90 year old gentleman doesn't drive much anymore. The battery was usually in a depressed state so I installed a battery minder to keep it ch...

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1994 BMW 318i 1.8L Temp gauge VIN: WBACA6323R
The connector for the the ECT and the oil press. sender was swapped thanks again i fell kinda stupid for that one but hey i guess we have all had our share of mistakes thanks again to everyone
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFA81H3W
Hi guys I'm closing this post as client wants to try a used leak detection pump and so far we haven't found one. I received helpful info from Justin from Texas and others regarding problems with this unit and also scan test procedures. I will update when a ldp... Trouble codes: P1476 (leak detection pump insufficent vacuum).
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cam timing VIN: WVWAC63B21
First I'd like to thank everyone that replied to my help request. I had ten responses and most felt that the timing marks will not align perfectly. Perfectly being the middle of the notches on the camshafts lining up in the middle of the arrows on the cam bea...
1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5375W
Had Five Replies with good info.Two folks explained the circuits and why the code will set.Thank You all for taking the time to help!Here's what I did.I pulled off the intake and found a split in the small hard black plastic vacuum hose(It goes from a vacuum p... Trouble codes: P00, 505 (Idle Air Control).
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L Oil pressure VIN: YV1LS56D8K
As much as I hate to say it, There was no fix on this car. I do want to first, thank all of you that replied to my post. I did check the oil pressure port where the oil pressure gauge goes in and the hole was clean and free of debris. After mulitiple conversat...
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